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CM3 New to Pi Noob question
#1
Hello all! Just finished building my CM3 and I am super excited to start playing games on it. I have never used a Pi in the past so this is my first ever experience with it. I successfully burned the image to my SD and everything boots up perfectly so it looks like I am ready to go! However I am unsure of how to put roms onto the device. I have quite a few downloaded and I was just unsure of where to place them. Since there is no ROMS folder I didnt wanted to put the roms in the wrong area and potentially ruin anything. Currently all I am seeing is the main "boot" drive and and overlays folder contained within it.
Thanks for the help!!


-Brad
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#2
I’m sorry in advance for the really short and quick reply.

Boot up your Freeplay CM3 and then check out the USB (or SFTP) method here: https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Set...rring-Roms
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(01-22-2018, 04:58 AM)Flavor Wrote: I’m sorry in advance for the really short and quick reply.

Check out the USB (or SFTP) method here: https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Set...rring-Roms

Thanks so much I think this helps!
I am about to go out to buy a USB drive. Just to confirm, it is not possible to directly load onto the SD card? I have to do it by USB? (Or WiFi)
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#4
Correct. WiFi (or USB Ethernet) or USB drive are the only ways I know. There are multiple ways to do it over the network, but the ones describe there are the most common and easiest.
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#5
Oh and you don’t need really large USB drive. You can load some ROMs, remove them from the USB drive, and then load more later.
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(01-22-2018, 05:12 AM)Flavor Wrote: Oh and you don’t need really large USB drive. You can load some ROMs, remove them from the USB drive, and then load more later.

I am having trouble loading any N64 roms. They will not show up. Can anyone help me?
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#7
You can do it directly on the SD card, but you will need a system running Linux, the partition that holds the ROMs is typically only accessible via a Linux OS.
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(01-22-2018, 08:05 AM)jakejm79 Wrote: You can do it directly on the SD card, but you will need a system running Linux, the partition that holds the ROMs is typically only accessible via a Linux OS.

thank you for the info but I dont have Linux. Any reason why N64 games would not be working? they load but no buttons respond.
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#9
Which emulator are you using for the N64 games? For non LR ones you may need to setup the buttons separately. Also be aware that the button setup for the N64 is significantly different to that of a GBA +XY so certain controls may not be configurable.
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